Bigg Boss OTT 2: Pooja Bhatt Opens Up About Her Alcohol Addiction; Says, ‘I'm A Recovering Alcoholic’

Pooja Bhatt opened up about her battle with alcoholism and why she decided to talk openly about it

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Bigg Boss OTT 2: Pooja Bhatt Opens Up About Her Alcohol Addiction; Says, ‘I'm A Recovering Alcoholic’
Bollywood filmmaker and actress Pooja Bhatt recently made the headlines for participating in the second season of Bigg Boss OTT. Having made a name for herself in the industry with her powerful performances, she opened up about being a ‘recovering alcoholic’ on the reality show. On the second day in the house itself, she opened up about her alcohol addiction during a chat with comedian Cyrus Broacha and other contestants.

Pooja spoke about how society has given men the license to openly drink, which often leads to them openly talking about their recovering journey. However, women drinking is still considered a taboo, which is why they can’t talk about their recovery journey. Quoted by Hindustan Times, she said, “I had a drinking problem, and that's why I acknowledged my addiction and made the decision to quit.” ALSO READ: Pooja Bhatt NET WORTH 2023: From Luxurious Cars To Short And Successful Bollywood Career; Here’s All You Need To Know About Bigg Boss OTT 2 Contestant

Despite being called an alcoholic, the 44-year-old decided to recover while staying in the limelight as she drank openly. She added, “Women don't openly drink and so they don't openly recover. I used to drink openly so when I thought of recovering from alcoholism I realised that why should I recover in the closet? People used to call me an alcoholic but then I said I'm a recovering alcoholic.” ALSO READ: Bigg Boss OTT 2: Netizens Go Gaga As Manisha Rani Kisses Jad Hadid’s Cheek; Says, ‘I Love You To The Moon And Back’

For the unversed, Bigg Boss OTT 2 streams exclusively on Jio Cinema. Hosted by Salman Khan, the show consists of contestants like Falaq Naaz, Puneet Superstar, Jiya Shankar, Abhishek Malhan, Akanksha Puri, Bebika Dhurve, Avinash Sachdev, Palak Purswani, Cyrus Broacha, Pooja Bhatt, Manisha Rani, Jad Hadid and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ex-wife Aaliya Siddiqui. Puneet was the first contestant to get eliminated.
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